3 Things That Keep Us From Doing What We Want

Fear 

We all have fear.

Some fear heights, other spiders or a common fear is a fear of public speaking. Fear controls us more than most people will admit. Fear will be prominent for one person while another person will feel completely comfortable in the situation. Fear is something that is made up in our minds. It grows when we give more and more time and attention to thinking about it. And it can grow to consume us in ways that hold us back from doing anything. You can have a fear of meeting new people or a fear of what those people will think.

That fear has big consequences.

Fears hold us back from doing what we want to do and many may not even know it! Take a look at your fears and analyze if they are what is holding you back. If they are, work to get past them, work to accept them and move forward.

Of course, it won’t be easy, especially if you’ve had the fear for a while, but with hard work and determination you can work past the fears that hold you back to achieve what it is you really want! Have a friend, family member or coach help you through and be open to truly facing the fear.

Lack of vision

Okay.

You looked over your fears and don’t see them holding you back. Now look at your vision.

Do you have one? What is it? Do you know who you want to be? Do you know who you are? Do you know where you want to go? Do you have a plan to get there? What’s your business plan, what are your goals?

If you don’t have any of these questions answered you have a lack of vision. How do you plan to get somewhere if your eyes are closed? You need a plan, you need a vision, you need a road and a goal to achieve and to go after.

So what can you do? Look at what you want. Have an idea of how to achieve it. Write it down and plan it all out. Create the goals, create the mini goals and create a timeline as to when you want to achieve this. Have a real vision of what you want, know you can achieve it if you put your all into it and then go after it with everything you got!

Low Self Esteem 

What if you already have a solid plan and the fear isn’t holding you back? Well, have you ever looked at yourself?

I’m not trying to sound harsh here but think about it. If you don’t believe in yourself or you low self-esteem do you really think you’ll put in all the effort to make your dreams come true? If you don’t believe in yourself you’ll be subconsciously holding yourself back and you won’t been now it. You need to believe in, not just your dream or goal but also, in yourself that you can do anything. You need to have confidence that you can achieve your goal and that you have the power to truly do great things.

When we have low self-esteem we may do the actions that need to be done but we want truly put in the effort or displace the passion that is needed when we perform the actions. You need to build confidence in yourself, love yourself and know you can achieve anything that you put your mind to.

Honorable mentions

Drive

We must have drive and a purpose to go after what it is that you want. You need to have a why.

Why do you want this goal or dream? Why must you achieve it?

Whats going to keep you going when you hit a bump on your journey? What’s going to keep you going when it’s 2am and you still have work to do but you want to sleep because you have your day job tomorrow?

You have to have something driving you and pulling you to keep going after what it is that you want to achieve. This can be providing for your family, feeling fulfilled, quitting a dead-end job, changing people life’s, etc. Take your time to figure this out for yourself because only you can answer this question

Passion

Passion goes in hand with drive. You have to have passion for what it is that you are going after to achieve.

Passion will be another factor to help you to keep going during the tough times. Passion will show when it’s time to present your goal o others. Passion is a driving force to make your dream or goal a true reality in this world. If you don’t have passion for what you want to achieve than what happens when you lose interest in it over time?

What are somethings that you feel hold you or others back? Comment below and share!

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